After a long summer filled with escalating displays of military aggression and rising nuclear tension from North Korea, the country has taken a break from mocking Donald Trump’s tweets to show off how skilled its people are in the art of dance.
Yeah, you read that correctly.
A new propaganda video released from North Korean state news agency DPRK Today on Thursday features an epic and extremely confusing group dance routine complete with leaps and salutes, and what the heck is this, North Korea?
The video begins by showcasing photographs of armed troops, with dramatic music playing in the background. (TBH, the iMovie-esque presentation makes that part hard to take seriously.)
Then, the video cuts to men in uniform performing a choreographed dance routine. The video also showcases footage and photographs of military attacks, dispersed between clips of (admittedly impressive) dance moves.
It’s hard to shake the feeling that this is a dramatic trailer for a sequel to Cadet Kelly — the inspiring Disney Channel original movie where Hillary Duff’s character goes to the George Washington Military Academy and competes in drill team regionals.
As we’ve learned from past propaganda videos (such as this elaborate concert set to an explosion of what looks to be San Fransisco), North Korea is no stranger to challenging the United States through strange videos.
But perhaps this performing arts entertainment approach is simply an attempt to get Donald Trump’s attention using something everyone knows he adores: reality television.
Think about it — based on his clear obsession with ratings and television don’t you think Trump is more likely to listen to a threat that’s riddled with components of America’s Got Talent or So You Think You Can Dance?